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Date Printed: 3/29/2017
Futo  2008
Futo 2008
(search item no. 120770)
collectible wine
boutique wine
older vintages
has large label

Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 3/29/2017: $299.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 98 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 FUTO is a fruit and liquid-earth emulsion. It leads with heady aromas of dark fruit confections, graphite, violets and incense. The palate is ripe, rich and savory. Flavors focus on blackberry, licorice and cracked pepper. The Cabernet Franc underpinning brings restraint and balance. The ripeness of the vintage will make this wine more approachable in its youth, though the ample framework of tannin and acid promises graceful aging.
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Additional wines from Futo:

  • 2009 (search item no. 139114)
  • 2010 (search item no. 139115)

About Futo:

Futo Wines was established in 2002 by Tom and Kyle Futo of Wichita, Kansas. The Futo estate vineyards and winery are located in the western foothills of the Oakville appellation. There are five distinct estate vineyard blocks that span more than half a mile along the hillside. Cabernet Sauvignon is the predominating varietal, though several acres consist of Cabernet Franc, as well as a bit of Merlot and Petit Verdot. Since 2005, the best fruit from the estate is vinified, culminating in a wine they simply call "Futo."